Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
Last week, I shared a definito poem of the word “folly.” While I was working on that, I decided to do a second one, too. I have several books coming out in the spring, and I thought it might be fun to write poems about some of the words that young readers or listeners might not already know. I scoured Zap! Clap! Boom! and found a few possibilities, one of which was “plume.” Here’s what I came up with:
This was fun! I’m not sure whether I’ll do all of them in definito form, or whether I’ll play around with some other forms too.
I shared with my Patreon group (for poetry, picture book, nonfiction, and work-for-hire writers) a readaloud of Zap! Clap! Boom!, as well as the drafting process for this definito poem. Want to learn more about Zap! Clap! Boom! ? You can read about it here, and it’s available for pre-order. I love thunderstorms, and I’m so excited about this beautiful book! Elly MacKay’s art is simply monumental!
Poet Sarah Grace Tuttle is hosting today. She’s been battling long Covid, and it’s great that she is able to join in to Poetry Friday! Check out the Poetry Friday Roundup here! I’m starting to feel caught up after our Scotland trip, and I’m so enjoying seeing what everyone else is up to!